Senior Support Worker

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Are you a naturally empathetic, caring and compassionate Healthcare Assistant or Support Worker in the UK with experience of caring for people with learning disabilities?

Do you want a fulfilling career, where you can make a difference and change lives for the better in a culture of kindness and teamwork? Where you’ll be supported with development opportunities to grow you as a person and in your career?

Join Cefn Carnau as a Senior Support Worker and provide care for people with severe learning disabilities, Autism and behaviours that may be seen as challenging; where you’ll support and encourage service users to lead a full and valued life, enabling them to live more independently.

You’ll be great with people – a real ‘people person’, able to communicate effectively – explaining yourself clearly in the right tone to suit the situation and be really good at understanding others (behaviours and expressions, as well as vocal). Having a good sense of humour and resilience, and a willingness to help residents with their personal hygiene are also important.

What you will be doing: 

You will join an inclusive, supportive team that works well together to provide care to people with learning disabilities and mental health conditions.

Working alongside a multidisciplinary team, you will use your excellent communication skills and experience as a Senior Support Worker with a background in Mental Health conditions to provide care and support people through their care pathway.

It can be quite a challenging environment at times, so a positive attitude, compassion, resilience and vigilance are important. But it is hugely rewarding to see people improve because of you; being able to do something today that they couldn’t do last week.

You will be working on a 3-4 days per week, including nights and weekends, 39 hours per week.

As a Senior Support Worker you should:

Ideally have or are working towards NVQ 3 in Health & Social Care

Have least 2 years experience

Have a valid UK driving licence (preferred to assist with community visits)

Have excellent people and communication skills, and a good sense of humour

Be able to deal with challenging behaviours

Have a positive and professional approach

Be reliable, flexible, hard-working and honest

Be local or within commutable distance

You must live in the UK and have the Right to Work in the UK full time. 20-hour Student and Skilled Worker Visa's cannot be accepted. 

Where you will be working:

Location: Cefn Carnau Lane, Thornhill, Cardiff, South Wales, CF83 1LX

You will be working at Cefn Carnau, a Low Secure/ Rehabilitation service for adults with a diagnosis of a learning disability who may also present with mental illness, personality disorders and an autistic spectrum condition.

Our Treatment programmes aim to reduce the presenting mental health issues and offending behaviours in a Low Secure/ Rehabilitation setting where risk can be managed and reduced in order to allow patients to step down into less restrictive environments.

What you will get:

Annual salary of £26,364 – £28,776 (Depending on experience)

The equivalent of 33 days annual leave– plus your birthday off!

Free meals and parking in local streets

Wellbeing support and activities to help you maintain a great work-life balance

Career development and training to help you achieve your career goals

Pension contribution to secure your future

Life Assurance for added peace of mind

Enhanced Maternity Package so you can truly enjoy this special time

There are also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers and much more.

About your next employer:

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move. 

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally. 

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure

To apply for this job please visit www.cv-library.co.uk.